Because the summer season film season closes out, it’s clear that 2023 wasn’t fairly the blockbuster hub that Hollywood studios would have little doubt beloved to lavish in. Which isn’t to say that successes had been fully unaccounted for, as The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film and Barbie can absolutely attest. In its third week of launch, Greta Gerwig’s thought-provoking comedy (learn our evaluation) drove its pink ‘Vette by the Billion Greenback Field Workplace ribbon, changing into the second movie to earn that a lot this yr following the mustachioed plumber’s mega-earnings. Astoundingly, sequel information has not been made official for both movie, however one fan provided up a humdinger of an thought that will little doubt spark one other two billion in ticket gross sales.
Now so far as this concept for sequels goes, we’re not essentially involved with what the tales needs to be, or what components from the supply materials needs to be included within the potential follow-ups. Slightly, this X consumer honed in on the advertising marketing campaign that helped enhance the shared launch dates for Margot Robbie’s residing doll movie and Christopher Nolan’s historic journey in Oppenheimer. Right here’s the concept:
[Plays the Super Mario Bros. theme on a party horn, though not necessarily very well.]
Get away the pink champagne, folks, as a result of this concept is a cork-popping winner. I dare say neither film wants to really be good to ensure that this concept to fully take over popular culture, though that definitely helps with the word-of-mouth and opinions and that kind of factor. In spite of everything, look how widespread the #Barbenheimer double function thought turned out to be, and that was fully born of viewers curiosity.
Which then in all probability signifies that #Barbio would tank, as a result of if Illumination and Warner Bros. went into crafting potential sequels with double-features in thoughts, that is perhaps an excessive amount of of a hat-tip to an concept that is not meant to create a shared universe or an overlapping expertise. Each movies needs to be their very own issues totally, with solely the viewing expertise being the factor that brings them collectively. We needn’t see Barbie in her closet winking on the digicam as she flips previous Princess Peach’s pink gown, and we in all probability do not want Kate McKinnon to voice “Bizarre Rosalina.” (Though I might definitely be down for a crossover quick to showcase a few of these foolish components within the meantime.)
And hey, why cease at simply Barbio as a hook for the 2 attainable sequels?
The sky (world) is the restrict right here, folks. And hopefully everybody at Illumination and Warner Bros. now understands that followers are simply as able to pulling off advertising campaigns as their very own groups are, so everybody can put all of their deal with ensuring every follow-up film is the very best that it may presumably be. It is probably that sequel information will come up at no matter level the WGA writers strike ends, which Chris Pratt appeared to trace at when he spoke about potential sequels. However contemplating the SAG-AFTRA strike can also be a hurdle to get by earlier than any motion pictures get made within the trade in any respect, let’s not maintain our breath simply but. #Barbreath. Wait, no, that simply sounds horrible.
Whereas ready for Barbie to finally make its option to Max, you should definitely try The Tremendous Mario Bros. Film at present streaming with a Peacock subscription. After which be part of me in ready for the extremely anticipated Nintendo Change remake of Tremendous Mario RPG and the model new sport Tremendous Mario Bros. Marvel, which already options some components I’d LOVE to see pop up in a film sequel.